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Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

In first match on Day 11, Rio Olympic Silver medallists Belgium beat South Africa 5-1.

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In first match on Day 11, an impressive India thrashed Canada 5-1 to top Pool C and seal a direct berth in the quarterfinals of the FIH Men's hockey World Cup in front of a capacity crowd at the in Bhubaneswar. India scored four goals in the fourth quarter through Chinglensana Singh (46th minute), Lalit Upadhyay (47th, 57th) and Amit Rohidas (51st) after Harmanpreet Singh gave home team the lead in the 12th minute. Canada's lone goal came from the sticks of Floris van Son in the 39th minute. By virtue of this win, India finished on top of Pool C with seven points ahead of world no.3 Belgium on account of better goal difference.

Belgium, too on seven points, finished second ahead of third-placed Canada after thrashing South Africa 5-1 in the other Pool C game earlier in the day. South Africa crashed out of the tournament. While India qualified directly for the quarterfinals by being the toppers, Belgium and Canada will play in the cross-overs for a place in the last-eight round. Canada too overcame South Africa by virtue of a better goal difference. Both the teams finished their pool engagements with one point apiece. India will play their quarterfinal match on December 13.

TO Check FIH Men’s points table CLICK HERE

highlights, Day 11, Match 2: India vs Canada

The match between India and Canada was touted to be a battle between attack and defence and it panned out exactly the same as the hosts attacked in numbers from the onset to create quite a few scoring chances. India's first scoring chance came in the ninth minute when skipper Manpreet Singh's cross from the left flank was met by Dilpreet Singh in the near post but the Canadian goalkeeper Antoni Kindler positioned himself at the right spot to thwart the danger.

In the next minute, India got their first penalty corner but Canada defended stoutly. Mandeep Singh was then denied by a good reflex save by the Canada keeper. The Canadian defence finally surrendered in front of India's relentless attack when Harmanpreet converted the home team's second penalty corner in the 12th minute. The Indians had another penalty corner in the next minute but Amit messed up the chance.

The hosts couldn't live up to the tempo with which they played in the first quarter, which meant scoring chances subsided as Canada tried to make a comeback. Canada goalkeeper Kindler came to his side's rescue twice in the second quarter to keep the scoreline under check. First Kindler saved Sumit's reverse shot from top of the box in the 22nd minute and then kept away Akashdeep Singh's attempt after he was set up by Simranjeet Singh's burst from 25 yards.

The script, however, changed a little bit after the change of ends with Canada slowly clawing back into the match with some impressive counter-attacks. Canada are considered as a solid defensive unit and they played like one. Whenever India attacked, a sea of red assembled inside their circle to keep the hosts at bay.

Canada drew parity against the run of play in the 39th minute through a counter-attack. Gordon Johnston found James Wallace just outside the circle, who dribbled past two Indian defenders to set it up for Floris van Son who didn't make any mistake to complete a fine goal. Stunned by the equaliser, India went all out and, in the process, scored two quick goals to take a 3-1 lead.

First Chinglensana scored from a rebound and then in the very next minute Lalit slotted the ball in after snatching it just outside the box from Sukhi Panesar. Four minutes later, Amit converted India's fourth penalty corner before Lalit scored his second goal of the day, tapping in Sumit's pass.

highlights, Day 11, Match 1: Belgium vs South Africa

Belgium thrashed South Africa 5-1 in their last Pool C match of the men's hockey World Cup 2018. The European giants dominated right from the start and simply blew away their opponents with a four-goal blitz in the first two quarters. Ironically, it were the South Africans who had the more promising start as Nick Spooner scored a field goal within the opening minutes to raise visions of an upset.

But Belgium fought back and restored parity through a penalty corner by Alexendar Hendricks in the 12th minute. The Belgians took the lead six minutes later when Arthur Van Doren and Loïck Luypaert created an excellent move from their own half before a long ball found Simon Gougnard who beat South African goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse calmly.

Hendricks completed his brace off another penalty corner in the 21st minute as the Europeans tightened their grip on the match. Luypaert scored Belgium's fourth goal a few seconds before half-time as the title contenders from Europe went into the break with a formidable advantage. Belgium continued to dominate after half-time. Cedric Charlier completed the rout with a field goal in the 48th minute off a pass from Gougnard.

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

Here is the Pool C points table: India top the group after league stage After the round 3 match of Pool C, India directly qualify for quarterfinals, while Belgium and Canada will play cross-overs to register their quarter-final berth with 3rd and 2nd placed team of Pool D respectively. Tomorrow will be last day for league stage in Hockey World Cup 2018 as after that Knock-out stage will begin. Do visit www.business-standard.com for Pool D tomorrow. Team Matches  Won Lost Tie GF GA GD Points India 3 2 0 1 12 3 9 7 Belgium 3 2 0 1 9 4 5 7 Canada 3 0 2 1 3 8 -5 1 South Africa 3 0 2 1 2 11 -9 1

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

 | ICYMI, here is how the Pool-C matches played out tonight. End of the road for @SA_Hockey_Men and a lifeline for @FieldHockeyCan!#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 pic.twitter.com/9fH6AKZkxX — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 8, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

 | POTM | @lalithockey | @TheHockeyIndia #HWC2018 #Odisha2018 #CANvIND  pic.twitter.com/CQ0Oekjgo1 — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 8, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

 | LIVE | @TheHockeyIndia are through to the World Cup quarters! SCORE: 1-5#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 #CANvIND  pic.twitter.com/FiYBlvbF6N — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 8, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

FT. India are in top form in their final Pool C game at the OHMWC Bhubaneswar 2018 as their quick attacking play helps them score 5 goals past a quality @FieldHockeyCan side on 8th December.#INDvCAN #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/uCxYx2Az0g — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 8, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

AT FULL TIME: India thrash Canada 5-1 as India came all gun blazing in the fourth and final quarter. india scored 4 goals in the final quarter thanks to a brace of Lalit Upadhyay. Harmanpreet, Chinglensana and Amit Rohidas are the others to score a goal each

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

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Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

60th minute: India fail to convert but India Reviews again for push

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

60th minute: India ask for REVIEW and Video umpire says Penalty Corner for India

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

58th minute: Mandeep misses a cross from Dilpreet

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

India pulls off their goalkeeper Sreejesh with 2 minutes left in the game

First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 15:50 IST

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India thrash Canada 5-1 to top Pool C

In first match on Day 11, Rio Olympic Silver medallists Belgium beat South Africa 5-1.

In first match on Day 11, an impressive India thrashed Canada 5-1 to top Pool C and seal a direct berth in the quarterfinals of the FIH Men's hockey World Cup in front of a capacity crowd at the in Bhubaneswar. India scored four goals in the fourth quarter through Chinglensana Singh (46th minute), Lalit Upadhyay (47th, 57th) and Amit Rohidas (51st) after Harmanpreet Singh gave home team the lead in the 12th minute. Canada's lone goal came from the sticks of Floris van Son in the 39th minute. By virtue of this win, India finished on top of Pool C with seven points ahead of world no.3 Belgium on account of better goal difference.

Belgium, too on seven points, finished second ahead of third-placed Canada after thrashing South Africa 5-1 in the other Pool C game earlier in the day. South Africa crashed out of the tournament. While India qualified directly for the quarterfinals by being the toppers, Belgium and Canada will play in the cross-overs for a place in the last-eight round. Canada too overcame South Africa by virtue of a better goal difference. Both the teams finished their pool engagements with one point apiece. India will play their quarterfinal match on December 13.

TO Check FIH Men’s points table CLICK HERE

highlights, Day 11, Match 2: India vs Canada

The match between India and Canada was touted to be a battle between attack and defence and it panned out exactly the same as the hosts attacked in numbers from the onset to create quite a few scoring chances. India's first scoring chance came in the ninth minute when skipper Manpreet Singh's cross from the left flank was met by Dilpreet Singh in the near post but the Canadian goalkeeper Antoni Kindler positioned himself at the right spot to thwart the danger.

In the next minute, India got their first penalty corner but Canada defended stoutly. Mandeep Singh was then denied by a good reflex save by the Canada keeper. The Canadian defence finally surrendered in front of India's relentless attack when Harmanpreet converted the home team's second penalty corner in the 12th minute. The Indians had another penalty corner in the next minute but Amit messed up the chance.

The hosts couldn't live up to the tempo with which they played in the first quarter, which meant scoring chances subsided as Canada tried to make a comeback. Canada goalkeeper Kindler came to his side's rescue twice in the second quarter to keep the scoreline under check. First Kindler saved Sumit's reverse shot from top of the box in the 22nd minute and then kept away Akashdeep Singh's attempt after he was set up by Simranjeet Singh's burst from 25 yards.

The script, however, changed a little bit after the change of ends with Canada slowly clawing back into the match with some impressive counter-attacks. Canada are considered as a solid defensive unit and they played like one. Whenever India attacked, a sea of red assembled inside their circle to keep the hosts at bay.

Canada drew parity against the run of play in the 39th minute through a counter-attack. Gordon Johnston found James Wallace just outside the circle, who dribbled past two Indian defenders to set it up for Floris van Son who didn't make any mistake to complete a fine goal. Stunned by the equaliser, India went all out and, in the process, scored two quick goals to take a 3-1 lead.

First Chinglensana scored from a rebound and then in the very next minute Lalit slotted the ball in after snatching it just outside the box from Sukhi Panesar. Four minutes later, Amit converted India's fourth penalty corner before Lalit scored his second goal of the day, tapping in Sumit's pass.

highlights, Day 11, Match 1: Belgium vs South Africa

Belgium thrashed South Africa 5-1 in their last Pool C match of the men's hockey World Cup 2018. The European giants dominated right from the start and simply blew away their opponents with a four-goal blitz in the first two quarters. Ironically, it were the South Africans who had the more promising start as Nick Spooner scored a field goal within the opening minutes to raise visions of an upset.

But Belgium fought back and restored parity through a penalty corner by Alexendar Hendricks in the 12th minute. The Belgians took the lead six minutes later when Arthur Van Doren and Loïck Luypaert created an excellent move from their own half before a long ball found Simon Gougnard who beat South African goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse calmly.

Hendricks completed his brace off another penalty corner in the 21st minute as the Europeans tightened their grip on the match. Luypaert scored Belgium's fourth goal a few seconds before half-time as the title contenders from Europe went into the break with a formidable advantage. Belgium continued to dominate after half-time. Cedric Charlier completed the rout with a field goal in the 48th minute off a pass from Gougnard.

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